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The Center for Work Education and Employment (CWEE), is Colorado’s first 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that assists low-income single families in gaining the skills and education necessary to transition off of public assistance (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, TANF), and gain long-term employment. CWEE’s purpose is to reduce poverty in Colorado by creating self-supporting families.

Empowering families to become self-supporting since 1982

Bruce is a husband and father of two who disclosed his passion for the food service industry when he enrolled in CWEE. Bruce had left the food service industry quite some time ago to pursue a higher paying JOB with more consistent hours, but this JOB was not in an industry he was passionate about. He recognized that he could easily gain a well-paying supervisor position in a warehouse, but this didn't motivate him. It wasn't his passion, a position in a warehouse would have just been another JOB.

Instead, Bruce utilized the career exploration opportunities at CWEE, his personal network, related job training workshops and mock interviews with hospitality recruiters to pursue his CAREER in the food service industry.

Bruce had this to say about his overall experience at CWEE, "CWEE has helped me learn and understand the hiring process better. The staff is very knowledgeable and supportive.  I feel empowered to make my career path both professionally and personally. I feel strongly that the path I am heading on now is better suited to who I am and not just what I think I need to do or am expected to do."

In less than two months from enrolling at CWEE, Bruce started his CAREER in food service. Bruce gained employment as a restaurant supervisor with one of CWEE's employer partners, Sage Hospitality, one of the U.S's top hospitality management, investment and development companies, who also happens to have its headquarters in Denver. Bruce now has a CAREER and not just a JOB - congrats Bruce and best wishes for continued success!

Customer service consistently ranks among the top industries for CWEE’s career seekers. Last year alone, more than 100 CWEE participants gained employment in customer service roles.


Call centers are among some of the most sought after positions because of the competitive wages and career advancement opportunities. To support this interest, CWEE worked to strengthen our relationships with call centers and would like to recognize 24-7 Intouch.


Over the last four years, 24-7 Intouch has employed more than 40 CWEE participants and in June 2017, CWEE welcomed them as an official employer partner. The company is supporting the involvement of two members from their talent acquisition team to conduct meet & greet sessions with career seekers, participate in CWEE’s Employer Advisory Council and help prepare career seekers for employment by conducting mock interviews and resume reviews.


Collaborative and multifaceted partnerships like these empower us to build a stronger workforce and community. CWEE would like to thank 24-7 Intouch for expanding their reach and contribution.

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The Denver Women's Collaborative (DWC) is a group of nine high-impact organizations that serve marginalized women, girls, and their families.

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